5 of the Best Indoor plants
We’re all getting a little greeny these days and we are all for it. We should all care about our carbon footprint and I guess, making our East Brunswick townhouses more green is not only a trend but great for the soul. Below are our top 5 must-haves for best indoor plants.
Monstera deliciosa or “Swiss cheese plant”
We just love the aka ‘Swiss Cheese Plant’ reference as its bang on. You have probably seen these all over Pinterest, Instagram and in your magazine. A plant that has holes which casts a beautiful shadow and can help lift any room appeal.
Please note the Monstera Deliciosa doesn’t like direct sunlight but prefers a warm climate. It will grow and looks its best if you regularly take care of it and clean it. Using a soft, damp cloth, wipe down the leaves. It’s quite a soothing process for both the plant and planter – well it relaxes me.
Watering tips; let the top 4cms of soil dry out between your watering as overwatering will lead to root rot and we don’t want that.
Sansevieria or Mother-in-law’s Tongue
We love this because it’s incredibly low maintenance, this doesn’t mean you can’t kill it because you can, so be sure to take care of this baby. For size, just know that if you take care of it, it can grow up to 2 meters high and is extremely hardy.
It should be placed in bright light with direct sun for several hours, so choose your best-sundrenched window and set the Mother-in-law’s Tongue there. If no sun, it can survive in a shady area, will just take longer to grow.
Water moderately but always be thinking, this plant prefers to be dry than too wet.
This is for the plant owner that has the time and patience to give some serious TLC. Whilst they don’t have to, we suggest this be used as a hanging plant as they can be quite the statement piece. They are a bit highly strung so for those new to this, take note;
Not too much light, but not too little. They prefer to be warm and not cold so a place with some humidity will help.
DIY rainforest environment by placing a saucer filled with pebbles beneath the potted plant. Fill the saucer with water to just below the top of the pebbles and as the water evaporates, it creates a humid microclimate around the plant – via Better Homes & Gardens
Ficus Elastica or Rubber Plant
One of the hipster favourites, the Rubber Plant is a beauty. How can you not love this plant? I mean look at the leaves, shades of dark green and burgundy, be still my beating heart. You have the added benefit of allowing this to stay small or grow